La Liga, also known as the Spanish First Football League, has been ranked as the number 1 league in Europe for the last 5 years. This Spanish league, also known as Liga BBVA along with its official sponsor, has many world-renowned clubs. In La Liga, where 20 teams compete, teams play a total of 38 matches against each other. After 38 matches, teams will have met each other twice in total, home and away. After 38 matches played in a season, the teams in the bottom three in the league standings are directly relegated to the second division without any play-off competition. 

About La Liga 

A total of 60 different teams have competed in the history of La Liga. The most successful of these teams are Real Madrid and Barcelona. Since 1950 until today, Barcelona and Real Madrid have dominated the league even with sports betting. In this period, Real Madrid and Barcelona have reached the happy end 32 and 22 times, respectively. However, before 1950, the teams that left their mark on La Liga were Atletico Madrid, Atletic Bilbao, Valencia, Deportivo and Real Betis, unlike Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Spanish teams have played the most finals in European cups. Real Madrid has won Cup 1, the UEFA Champions League, a total of 10 times, 5 of them in a row, beating their other European rivals in this area. Barcelona, on the other hand, has reached the final 4 times, while teams like Atletico Madrid and Valencia have reached the final several times. In terms of the UEFA Europa League, after the Italian teams, the most successful performance came from La Liga teams. Sevilla, which has a tradition of finishing in the top 6 in La Liga, has been the most successful La Liga team by reaching the happy ending 3 times. In addition, the European Footballer of the Year award has been given 11 times to a footballer wearing the jersey of a team competing in La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Zidane, Figo, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and others are among them. With an average attendance of around 30,000, La Liga is the 3rd most attended league in Europe.

La Liga’s Transfer Market

La Liga, which also makes a great contribution to the Spanish National Team, has the distinction of being the league that generates the most transfer income. Many footballers from La Liga can be transferred to the English Premier League for astronomical figures. La Liga is also home to a transfer record that has been broken 4 times. In 2009, Ronaldo, who transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid for 94 million Euros, was the owner of this record until 2014. However, in 2014, the record was lowered to 100 million Euros by Real Madrid, also a La Liga team.

Final Thoughts 

Combine all these exciting elements, and many people will conclude that La Liga is the most fascinating. It is thrilling to watch. Furthermore, it is quite engaging. Thirdly, there’s no denying that it’s a top-notch sporting event.